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O·lym·pi·a 1

 (ō-lĭm′pē-ə, ə-lĭm′-)
A plain of southern Greece in the northwest Peloponnesus. It was a religious center devoted to the worship of Zeus and the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The statue of the Olympian Zeus by Phidias was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

O·lym·pi·a 2

 (ō-lĭm′pē-ə, ə-lĭm′-)
The capital of Washington, in the western part of the state on the southern end of Puget Sound. Settled c. 1845, it became the territorial capital in 1853.


1. (Placename) a plain in Greece, in the NW Peloponnese: in ancient times a major sanctuary of Zeus and site of the original Olympic Games
2. (Placename) a port in W Washington, the state capital, on Puget Sound. Pop: 43 963 (2003 est)


(əˈlɪm pi ə, oʊˈlɪm-)

1. a plain in Elis, Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held.
2. the capital of Washington, in the W part, on Puget Sound. 27,447.
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Noun1.Olympia - capital of the state of WashingtonOlympia - capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
Evergreen State, WA, Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
2.Olympia - a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese; the chief sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympian Games
Peloponnese, Peloponnesian Peninsula, Peloponnesus - the southern peninsula of Greece; dominated by Sparta until the 4th century BC


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So spake the Enemie of Mankind, enclos'd In Serpent, Inmate bad, and toward EVE Address'd his way, not with indented wave, Prone on the ground, as since, but on his reare, Circular base of rising foulds, that tour'd Fould above fould a surging Maze, his Head Crested aloft, and Carbuncle his Eyes; With burnisht Neck of verdant Gold, erect Amidst his circling Spires, that on the grass Floted redundant: pleasing was his shape, And lovely, never since of Serpent kind Lovelier, not those that in ILLYRIA chang'd HERMIONE and CADMUS, or the God In EPIDAURUS; nor to which transformd AMMONIAN JOVE, or CAPITOLINE was seen, Hee with OLYMPIAS, this with her who bore SCIPIO the highth of ROME.
He began to talk of the Olympia by Manet, which then hung in the Luxembourg.
Now look here, when Olympia was shown at the Salon, Zola--amid the jeers of the Philistines and the hisses of the pompiers, the academicians, and the public, Zola said: `I look forward to the day when Manet's picture will hang in the Louvre opposite the Odalisque of Ingres, and it will not be the Odalisque which will gain by comparison.
There can be no reward so fitting as maintenance in the Prytaneum, O men of Athens, a reward which he deserves far more than the citizen who has won the prize at Olympia in the horse or chariot race, whether the chariots were drawn by two horses or by many.
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After multiple attempts on the radio, we finally raised the vessel's captain, who replied, "Yes, this is merchant vessel Olympias, please help, we are on fire.
His expertise in underground mining with backfill will be central to developing the Company's major gold and base metals projects of Skouries and Olympias in Greece.
Hellas Gold owns assets in Northern Greece which include 70 year mining concessions over a total area of 317 km2 and three polymetallic near-production deposits, known as Olympias, Stratoni and Skouries, with total proven and probable reserves of 17.
TVX") today announced that the Conseil d'Etat, by a 20 to 7 decision, has ruled that the permits issued by the Greek Government to TVX Hellas, with respect to the Olympias project, are not legal and are annulled.
The new employment agreement, together with the recent operational improvements, will result in TVX Hellas becoming cash positive during 2001 pending the commencement of construction of the Olympias project.
is pleased to announce that the Greek Ministry of the Environment has issued its approval of the Olympias project's Environmental Impact Study ("EIS") relating to the development of the 254,000-ounce per year gold project.
The postponement is to provide time for the Court to consider the recently announced Greek Central Archaeological Council ("CAC") decision, which gave clearance for the development of the Olympias project.